Billed as a rollicking road trip with a mystery twist, Darby and Joan, commissioned by Acorn TV and starring Emmy® Award-nominated and Logie Award-winning Bryan Brown (Bloom, Cocktail, The Thorn Birds) and Emmy® Award-winning Greta Scacchi (Palm Beach, War & Peace, The Terror), will film in various locations throughout rural and regional Queensland, from majestic gorges and idyllic billabongs, to sweeping grass plains and historic country towns.
Supported by the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland’s Screen Finance fund, the new series, produced by Australian production company CJZ, will see the rugged beauty and unique grandeur of Queensland streamed to millions via one of the world’s leading streaming services Acorn TV in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Latin America, Australia, Spain, Portugal, among others in 2022.
The production will commence this month “Darby and Joan will inject an estimated $6.6 million into the local economy and generate approximately 95 jobs for Queenslanders,”
Co-star Bryan Brown added, “Looking forward to working with Greta Scacchi on Darby and Joan. Terrific story and we get to show off beautiful Queensland. Fun all round.”
Darby and Joan will be executive produced by Claire Tonkin (My Life is Murder), David Hannam (Secret Bridesmaid’s Business), Matt Campbell, Bea Tammer and Catherine Mackin, with series producer Pino Amenta (Five Bedrooms, Wentworth). Created by Glenys Rowe and Phillip Gwynne, the series’ writers include David Hannam, Beck Cole, Andrew Anastasios, Giula Sandler, Ainslie Clouston, Adam Zwar and Paul Bennett. Set-up director is David Caesar (Dirty Deeds).
Darby and Joan has received major production investment from Screen Australia.